Governing Body

Hello & welcome to Hollins Grundy Primary School,

My name is Sarah Heathcote and I am Chair of Governors at Hollins Grundy. I am a senior nurse and have a wealth of experience working in the NHS serving the public. My daughter has been at Hollins Grundy since Reception class and really loves the school.


Governance Arrangements

At Hollins Grundy we are fortunate to have an aspirational, knowledgeable Governing Body who support and challenge the Headteacher, ensuring that the drive for improvement in all areas of school is always our top priority. The Governing Body want to achieve the very best they can for our school and that means the very best for your children.

The Governing body reconstituted in March 2015 and has 11 members. The body is made up of 5 parent governors, 3 co-opted governors 1 local authority governor, 1 teacher governor and the Headteacher.

Full Name Term ends Appointed by Voting rights Business & pecuniary interests Governance roles in other schools Attendance at Full GB meetings (2016/17)
Simon Waddington / / full none 100%
Sarah Heathcote 31.5.2021 Governing Body full none 100%
Janine Hannan 31.5.2021 Governing Body full none 100%
Mohammed Imran 19.9.2020 Governing Body full none 67%
Sam Cohen 28.2.2019 Governing Body full none 67%
Heather Birkett-Rothwell 31.8.2018 staff full none Governor at The Elton High School 67%
Gemma Trow 11.5.2019 parents full none 67%
Tahir Rafiq 5.11.2021 Local Authority full none Board member with Vision MAT n/a

The governing body works as a series of sub-committees which are structured as follows:

Name of Committee Roles
Full Governing Body
  • Statutory Responsibilities
  • School Self-Evaluation
  • School Improvement Plan
Personnel & Finance
  • Budget Setting
  • Budget Monitoring
  • Staffing
  • Schools Financial Value Standard
  • Building & Site Issues
  • Curriculum
  • General Policies
  • Pupil Attainment
  • Pupil Progress
Health & Safety
  • Health & Safety of pupils
  • Health &Safety of staff
  • Pay decisions


  • Sarah Heathcote
    Chair of Governors
  • Mohammed Imran
    Maths link governor
  • Janine Hannan
    Chair of Personnel & Finance sub-committee
  • Gemma Trow
    Deputy Chair, Safeguarding governor
  • Sam Cohen
    Equality governor
  • Heather Birkett-Rothwell
    SEN governor
  • Simon Waddington
  • Tahir Rafiq
    LA Governor
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